Personal Finance Daily: How much reduced unemployment benefits could slash consumer spending and when people with COVID-19 pose the greatest risk of spreading the virus

Personal Finance Daily: How much reduced unemployment benefits could slash consumer spending and when people with COVID-19 pose the greatest risk of spreading the virus

11 Aug    Finance News

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Ireland has also recorded one of the highest rates of COVID-related nursing-home deaths in the world, according to a report released in June.

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The president’s executive order deferred, but didn’t forgive, an employee’s Social Security tax liabilities.

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Coronavirus pandemic is closing Black-owned businesses at an outsized rate — but the next stimulus bill could help

The number of active Black-owned businesses fell 41% from February to April by one count, compared to a 22% overall decline.

Here’s how much a reduction in extra unemployment benefits could slash consumer spending

Such research may help inform the debate between Republican and Democratic lawmakers who continue to clash over federal unemployment benefits.

Trump criticized for looming eviction crisis in new Lincoln Project ad: ‘Very soon now, it’s moving day for 25 million Americans’

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